“Baby Zebra”, 9″ x 12″ Lesley Barrett
The surfaces for scratch art have evolved as well as the art itself. Before Ampersand’s Scratchbord was used for scratching techniques, there was heavy paper coated with india ink available, which is still in use by many artists. But now, Ampersand is the proud contributor of the only archival wood panel specifically designed for scratchboard art.
The ISSA is currently gaining membership and has opened their doors for their first annual juried Exhibition in July. They are taking entries now through April 25th. To read the prospectus and find out about entry fees, refer to their website: ISSA Annual Exhibition. To learn more about the ISSA, their events and joining as a member, you can find all of the details on their newly developed website: International Society of Scratchboard Artists.